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Microcontroller: Quiz


Question 1: A micro-controller is a single ________, commonly with the following features:
MOSFETCentral processing unitIntegrated circuitElectrical engineering

Question 2: Manufacturers have often produced special versions of their microcontrollers in order to help the hardware and ________ of the target system.
Software testingComputer programmingSoftware designSoftware development

Question 3: The use of field-programmable devices on a microcontroller may allow field update of the ________ or permit late factory revisions to products that have been assembled but not yet shipped.
BIOSFirmwareRead-only memoryOperating system

Question 4: Embedded systems usually have no keyboard, screen, disks, printers, or other recognizable I/O devices of a ________, and may lack human interaction devices of any kind.
LaptopNetbookMicrocomputerPersonal computer

Question 5: A less common feature on some microcontrollers is a ________ (DAC) that allows the processor to output analog signals or voltage levels.
Digital-to-analog converterAnalog-to-digital converterDynamic rangeNyquist–Shannon sampling theorem

Question 6: serial input/output such as serial ports (________)
Universal Serial BusUniversal asynchronous receiver/transmitter16550 UARTRS-232

Question 7: central processing unit - ranging from small and simple 4-________ processors to complex 32- or 64-bit processors
BitCharacter (computing)Record (computer science)Byte

Question 8: ________ could potentially be used to store firmware.
Magnetoresistive Random Access MemoryRacetrack memoryRandom-access memoryMagnetic core memory

Question 9: Recent microcontrollers are often integrated with on-chip debug circuitry that when accessed by an in-circuit emulator via ________, allow debugging of the firmware with a debugger.
IEEE 802.3IEEE 754-2008IEEE 802.11n-2009Joint Test Action Group

Question 10: When certain events occur, an ________ system can signal the processor to suspend processing the current instruction sequence and to begin an interrupt service routine (ISR, or "interrupt handler").
Operating systemInterruptProcess management (computing)Device driver

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